If you thought I was going to ignore you, you must not have a grandmother in your life. In case you don’t, I’ll serve that purpose.
So, you say you don’t know what love is and you really don’t care, just bring it on! Let’s get on with the jollies! How do I love thee, let me count the ways. Uh, come to think of it, I don’t know. I just start with sex, and end with sex. Is there more?
So I say, “You poor dunce.” ——-
You don’t know how to make a girl feel special with the friendly wink of an eye?
You don’t know what it feels like to walk in the park with fingers intertwined with the prettiest girl in town?
You don’t know the satisfaction of knowing she might not be the prettiest but she loves being yours?
You don’t know how comforting it is to let her tell you about her kitty being run over by a car and you, the gallant listener, wipe away the tears with a tender touch of your thumb?
You never had a girl who was exclusively yours?
You think all of the above behaviors are designed to get a girl into the sack?
You have had lots of sex, but never with a sober girl?
You have had lots of sex, but only after making the girl cry because you threatened to leave?
You impregnated a girl, then told her to get lost?
You don’t know if she had the baby or got an abortion?
You do know. She had an abortion. You hurt. You cry. You see a dad teaching his toddler how to ride a tricycle. You hurt. You cry. You see a dad on the baseball field. You hurt. You cry. You remember, it was ten years ago today. You hurt. You cry.
There was once a young man who lived over a century ago He married his pregnant girlfriend. They had a family. Each of his children had a family. In the long run, I was a product of his decision to marry that girl. I’m glad he accepted his responsibility. I’m glad they found peace. I know them only as loyal, faithful, forgiving, loving, and responsible. I loved them.
My thanks to that young couple who righted their wrong! I’m so glad abortion was not their solution.
I wrote a grand post about my opinion of when life begins. Then I had to do something I hate. I recognized I was wrong and deleted the post. So mostly questions, some opinion.
When does “life” begin?
- At conception when the perfect little human blueprint is established in its DNA? There is no doubt that it is “alive.” All those little cells begin doing what God has designed for them to do.
- At the time it attaches to its mother and “breath” of oxygen flows through its cells? Perhaps what the Bible calls God breathing “the breath of life” into Adam.
- When the blood begins flowing caused by that little heart beat? The Bible says “the life is in the blood.” Is that when spirit life begins?
- When it lands outside its mother and takes its first gasp of air prematurely?
- When it is fully developed, doctor spanks its bottom and it takes a breath and cries?
My deleted post was taking a stand for number three, based on the “life being in the blood.” But there are too many scriptures and too much logic indicating an earlier time. The last option is absurd to me since I know that baby can take a breath much earlier than its full development stage. The claim that it receives its “life” when it breathes because that is what happened to Adam, is not analogous because that baby is “alive” from the beginning. Adam was not. He was “dirt” until God breathed life into him. Not equal!
So I don’t know when spirit life begins. I know a lot of mothers who have miscarried, and they absolutely believe the baby awaits them in heaven. I do to.
There is no logic to saying a mother who loses her four month unborn baby in spite of doing everything possible to carry it to term, has a little “soul” awaiting them in heaven, but the four month unborn baby whose mother aborts it deliberately does not have a “soul.”
All those who are spontaneously miscarried because of some medical reason even too early for a woman to know she is pregnant, I don’t know.
However, when considering the issue of abortion, there is more to be considered. On to some of those issues next time.
- “Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, …(Psalm 100:3, NASV).
- “… the One who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD,. . .'” (Isaiah 44:24, NASV).
- “… and all of us are the work of Thy hand” (Isaiah 64:8, NASV).
- “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb…” (Psalm 139:13-16, NKJV).
- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV).
- But when He who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace . . .” (Galatians 1:15, RSV).
- “,,,the baby in my womb leaped for joy'” (Luke 1:41, 44, NIV).
- Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes what should be done to a person who wounds a pregnant woman in such a way as to cause a miscarriage or death of the infant.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller
For this week’s Writers Quote Challenge, please share with us a “small task” which you feel you have accomplished in a “great and noble” way.
How “great and noble” are you when it comes to frying eggs, changing tires, picking up toys, teaching manners to your children, making the grocery list, making the bed, playing Candy Land, combing your mother’s hair? Okay, you are on your own. What does this quote mean to you?
For many years I have taught adult Sunday School classes, generally to people who are my peers. It seemed dull to me to teach the same thing we had “learned” many times before. After all what could I say that had not already been said. So I make it a challenge to study, research, pray, google :D, until I find something that I have never known before – even if the story is about David and Goliath! That helps me to accomplish the routine in a more exciting way.
The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly blogging event. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration. Each Thursday, a hostess will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate. Category: Writer’s Quote Challenge
Our hostesses are:
Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com
Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com
Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com
Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com
This picture shows you who is to blame for my absenteeism on my blog for the last four days. My sisters. Fortunately for me they did not reach dating age until I had my man securely signed and sealed. Aren’t they gorgeous seventy-ish grandmothers?
We had a great time together. Talking, laughing, remembering, even coloring. I’m so glad she came. I don’t know that I will ever go to Denver again. My heart issue up there scares me. I guess it would be okay, but…
The one in white was my precious. I was ten when she was born. She was colicky I had the honor and joy of rocking her through those first months. She lives nearby (forty miles). We spent part of the time at my house and part at hers. The Denver sister in brown came to us at four years old after I had gone to college so I didn’t get a lot of time with her until she was close to a teenager. Of course, marriage, motherhood, and being grandmothers blend us in age wise and I convince myself I’m their age still. They also have wonderful husbands and children. Their grandchildren are near perfection – just almost as good as mine. 😀
She is the one who said I am obstinate and opinionated. I’m really not, am I?